Benzodiazepine Addiction

What Are Benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines, more commonly called benzos, are a class of drugs commonly prescribed for anxiety disorders. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one-third of U.S. adults will experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. They’re also used to control seizures and insomnia, among other conditions. Benzos work by affecting gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter in the brain that when increased, promotes sedation and physical relaxation and reduces feelings of anxiety. The calming effect of benzos makes them a highly addictive drug for a benzo addiction.

Types Of Benzodiazepines:

Xanax, Onfi, Klonopin, Tranxene, Librium, Valium, Ativan, Serax, Restoril, Halcion

Signs Of Addiction

Man with benzodiazepine addiction

Some of the symptoms you’ll notice if someone is addicted to benzodiazepines are:

Problems sleeping
Goose bumps
Uncontrolled leg movements
Bone and muscle pain

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal Symptoms

Hand tremors
Increased anxiety or tension
Problems concentrating
Sleep problems
Muscle pain or stiffness
Dry heaving and vomiting

Symptoms of Overdose

Clammy skin
Dilated pupils
Shallow breathing
Rapid or weak pulse

Addiction Treatment Options

Because the dangers of overdose and withdrawal can be so severe, it’s imperative that treatment be closely monitored under professional care. The physical detox is one element that needs to be watched closely but as a benzo addiction that typically manifests as a result of psychological and emotional difficulties, the recovery process requires mental health support as well. An addict needs to learn an entirely new set of behaviors of methods for coping with life’s stresses.

What To Look For In An Benzodiazepine Rehab

We know the decision in choosing the correct treatment center is an important one. Once you have determined the level of care you or your loved one needs, there are a few factors to consider before making the final decision. With each individual and circumstances varying, consider some of the following:

Gender Separate
Fully Integrated for Co-occurring Disorders
Culture & Values
Aftercare Program
Budget & Insurance
Their Model Approaches

Benzodiazepine Treatment At Peaks Recovery

A quality treatment center can help you assess and determine the right course of action for your loved one. A full recovery is absolutely possible with the right support system and a plan that gives the addict the tools they need to navigate life post-treatment.


Comprehensive assessment
Detailed treatment plan
24-hour staffing
Dedicated medical team
Psychiatric support
Medication management
Daily physician visits


Individual Therapy
Small-Group Sessions
Recreational Therapy
Life Skills Development
Peer Support
12 Step meetings & support
Holistic Healing


Culinary Team
Transportation in program
Case management & discharge planning
Beautiful campus style living environment
Family support

Peaks Recovery Centers exclusive approach to inpatient treatment empowers men and women to leave drugs and alcohol behind them. Whether you are looking for alcohol rehab, drug rehab, our rehab program helps individuals learn and invest in new life practices, therefore they can restore and reclaim their lives.
If you are interested in Peaks Recovery Centers for yourself or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to call or fill out our form today.

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